The NRBA Children’s Worker’s Training fulfilled all expectations and more with 32 in attendance representing 8 churches. The attendees currently serve in Sunday School, VBS, Children’s Church, and Children’s Mission Organizations.
Kathy Gould, missionary to Ukraine, lead this informative training. She has worked with Baptists in that country to establish effective ministries to children for 26 years. Previously, under communist rule, the few protestant churches that were allowed to exist, were under strict government regulation. It was illegal for churches to teach children and youth. Individuals caught doing so, were sentenced to long prison terms.
Kathy’s experience and passion for children’s ministry was obvious as she shared practical principles for children’s ministry and demonstrated their effectiveness. Her inspirational presentation left the group encouraged with renewed energy to minister to the boys and girls in their care. Every congregation would benefit from this experience. I hope that she will be able to repeat this training when she plans another visit to the US next year.